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SAR Pilots Asked To Help Correct Navigation Chart Revised After Rescue 116 Tragedy
#Rescue116 - The Irish Aviation Authority has appealed to SAR and other pilots to help correct its latest aeronautical chart introduced this past summer, as The Irish Times reports. The updated visual flight rules chart was published in response to…
Capt Dara Fitzpatrick as pictured in a 1994 issue of Afloat magazine
#Rescue116 - British SAR contractor Heli Operations has named its latest helicopter in tribute to Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died in the Rescue 116 tragedy earlier this year. The Westland Sea King HAS.5, codenamed ZA116, will bear the name Dara…
Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard gets a better vantage point to observe the SUPs riding the wake of ferries coming into Dublin Port
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard received a call from a member of the public yesterday evening (Sunday 5 November) who advised that two stand-up paddle boarders appeared to be in difficultly at the North Bull Wall near Dublin Port.…
Caitriona Lucas was posthumously awarded the State's highest honour for bravery earlier this month
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard management faced a protest march at the weekend over Kilkee’s lack of a full rescue service — and one restricted further since the death last year of coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas, as The Irish Times…
Rescue 116 pictured over Wicklow in August 2015
#Rescue116 - Lifejackets worn by the crew of the downed Rescue 116 were not fit for purpose — and the operators of Ireland’s coastguard rescue helicopter service knew five years beforehand. That’s according to a report set to be broadcast…
Caitriona Lucas was awarded a Posthumous Gold Medal and Certificate of Bravery at yesterday's National Bravery Awards
#Coastguard - The late Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas has been recognised in this year’s National Bravery Awards. The Posthumous Gold Medal and Certificate of Bravery were presented to Lucas’ family at Farmleigh House yesterday (Friday 20 October) a…
The Queen Mary 2, pictured here in Norway, was en route to Southampton from New York at the time
#Medevac - Shannon’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in a medevac from the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 some 60 nautical miles off West Cork on Thursday morning (12 October), as BreakingNews.ie reports. An elderly passenger understood…
Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were called to assist a sick sailor off Malahide last Thursday afternoon
#Coastguard - Castletownbere’s Irish Coast Guard team was alerted on Friday night (29 September) by Valentia Coast Guard to a medevac scheduled for the early hours of Saturday. FV Argeles, a French fishing vessel, had an injured crewman onboard and…
Items Found On Mayo Beach Could Belong To Missing Rescue 116 Crew
#Rescue116 - A lifejacket and helmet washed up on a beach near Blacksod in Co Mayo this weekend may belong to one of the two missing crew from the Rescue 116 tragedy earlier this year, as RTÉ News reports. The…
Rescue 118, based in Sligo, was tasked for the long-range medevac some 190 miles west of Erris Head this morning
#Coastguard - The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 conducted a medevac for a passenger on board the cruise liner Marco Polo this morning (Wednesday 27 September). Malin Rescue Coordination Centre received an early morning request from the UK…
Coastguard Chief Speaks Of Sorrow Over Lost Colleagues Ahead Of Return From EU Secondment
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds has paid tribute to the lives lost in the Rescue 116 and Kilkee tragedies ahead of his return from secondment in Somalia. “The Coast Guard has lost five colleagues to accident and…
Fall From Helicopter Winch ‘Unlikely’ To Have Led To Death In Hook Head Rescue Tragedy
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard crew winching two teenagers from the sea when one fell from her harness had never lifted two casualties at the same time before, as BreakingNews.ie reports. Aoife Winterlich, 14, was one of four teenagers…
Wind predictions for Galway on Sunday evening show gusts over 50mph
The Coast Guard advises caution to public as Met Éireann warns of heavy swell on Atlantic Coast later on Sunday. Members of the public have been urged to heed the advice of the Coast Guard as Met Éireann has issued…
Coastguard Helicopter Air Ambulance Service Is Scaled Back
#Coastguard - Irish Coast Guard helicopter crews will no longer be expected to fly inter-hospital transfers from this week, according to The Irish Times. It’s understood that the move by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to withdraw coastguard helicopters from…
Le Eithne was involved in a top cover exercise
Dunmore East in County Waterford was a hive of Search and Rescue activity this weekend, as the Irish Coast Guard co-ordinated a very successful day of Marine Search and Rescue demonstrations. The exercise involved Ireland’s principal Search and Rescue (SAR)…
The main event will commence at 10:30 with an off shore search demonstration, followed by an on-board emergency with the LÉ Eithne (above) acting as a M/V in distress.
The public are encouraged to come and watch as Dunmore East is set to host some of Irelands principal Search and Rescue assets on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017. The event known as IMSARC Demo (Irish Marine Search and…

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